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      Harrisonburg is the epicenter of the Shenandoah Valley bike community. Often referred to as "Rocktown" and "the Friendly City" and "the Bike Capital of Virginia" this small metro city is home to several great full-service bike shops, a vibrant downtown and a true college town feel. Harrisonburg is recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists and is a Bronze Level IMBA Ride Center. Members of the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition are responsible for transforming this town into a bike destination through decades of trail projects, advocacy and strong relationships with land managers. Mountain biking in and around Harrisonburg can be separated into four categories: Massanutten Resort, GWNF West of Town, GWNF North of Town and trails in Town.

      The Rocktown Trails at Hillandale Park are the only trails within the confines of city limits. Its a great stacked loop trail system with a jump/flow trail, a pump track and a ton of technical limestone. This trail network is easy to ride to from most parts of town and there is plenty of parking if you wish to drive there. Be advised that limestone gets very slick when wet.

      Massanutten Resort is the closest riding area outside the city limits. The Western Slope trails are the go-to quick ride spot for most riders in Harrisonburg. Additionally, Massanutten Resort operates lift serviced a bike park April-October. For more information about riding at Massanutten Resort, visit https://www.trailforks.com/region/massanutten-resort-19642/

      To the west of Harrisonburg, trails in the North River Ranger District of the George Washington National Forest are renowned for big views, long descents, long climbs and glorious places to camp. Stokesville is the gateway to great riding west of town. Stokesville Campground is a private campground with a growing bike specific trail system full of berms, jumps and tons of flow.

      To the north of Harrisonburg, trails in the Lee District Ranger District of the George Washington National Forest are known for their difficult, technical rocky style of trail. Many of these trails follow serrated ridge-lines with boulder paved paths, overlooking the forks of the Shenandoah. To further break this sub-region down into riding areas, riders explore to North Mountain near Bryce Resort and Wolf Gap, and to the east Massanutten Ridge spanning just north of Massanutten Resort all the way to Front Royal Virginia.
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #322
      State Ranking
      #2
      Trails
      164
      Total Distance
      343 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      158 miles
      Total Descent
      78,140 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,393 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,112 ft
      Reports
      95
      Photos
      52
      Ridden Counter
      2,919
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Harrisonburg Mountain Bike

      trail: All Or Nutten
      56 |
      May 2, 2018 @ 4:02pm
      May 2, 2018
      All Or Nutten, Harrisonburg
      trail: All Or Nutten
      49 |
      Feb 5, 2018 @ 7:25pm
      Feb 5, 2018
      All Or Nutten, Harrisonburg
      197 |
      Sep 13, 2016 @ 10:18pm
      Sep 13, 2016
      Dowell's Draft, Stokesville
      153 |
      Sep 13, 2016 @ 10:16pm
      Sep 13, 2016
      Dowell's Draft, Stokesville
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      Videos of Harrisonburg Mountain Bike

      Line Selection - All or Nutten 2017
      5:26 | 119 | Apr 25, 2018
      Jack Dichiara and Jac Compton Shred Stokesville
      trail: Big Game
      1:53 | 381 | Nov 9, 2017
      Soooo Creamy
      trail: Creamy
      5:17 | 86 | Apr 30, 2017
      Massunutten Bike Park Creamy trail
      trail: Creamy
      5:26 | 72 | Dec 18, 2016
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      Harrisonburg Mountain Bike Routes

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      RockStar TRAIL Route
      272 miles
      RockStar GRAVEL Route
      252 miles
      RockStar PAVE Route race
      164 miles
      Hillandale
      4 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #863903hellisinhellotrailWolf Ridge TrailGreat trail! Probably the best in the sector....
      Aug 25, 2018 @ 8:11pm
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      user #1278055BennnnnntrailBuck Mountain TrailWhy? Overgrown? Maybe going to Stokesville...
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      user #1477602pkeit32trailBuck Mountain TrailNot rideable. Would not recommend hiking either.
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      user #1100035willniccollstrailTrimble Mountain TrailThis is a nice little loop to add on if your...
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      user #1015718ZacMDreportDeathstar (#1025)Ridden 5/9/2018 hard to follow at times,...
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